Wisconsin Interpreting and Transliterating Assessment, WITA

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The WITA is a skill verification assessment designed to provide ASL/English interpreters in Wisconsin with an indication of proficiency in both receptive and expressive interpreting and transliterating skills. The WITA is not a certification, but rather a means of providing candidates with a synopsis of their overall work while providing them with feedback in which to aid in attaining national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, RID.

Assessment Schedule

Prior to participating in the WITA Assessment candidates must have taken and passed the RID/NAD NIC Knowledge written test. Proof of having completed this requirement must be submitted at time of application.

Dates Application Deadline Anticipated Results Received
January 17-18, 20, 2017 December 6, 2016 April 2017
May 30th, 31st and June 1st 2017 April 18, 2017 August 2017

Assessment Fees and Scholarship Information

The WITA Assessment fee is $225 that must be submitted at the time of application receipt in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Up to five (5) scholarships are available each year to interested candidates who are residents of Wisconsin. Individuals wishing to apply for a scholarship must submit a letter of interest and intent to:

ODHH Director, Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Attn.: WITA Scholarship
1 W. Wilson
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

Application-Related Information

Last Revised: February 16, 2017